CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mazor Robotics, Ltd. (TASE:MZOR; NASDAQ GM:MZOR), a developer of innovative surgical guidance systems and complementary products, announces the first presentation of data for Mazor’s PROlif™ Lateral solution, and the first time the procedure was shown on a cadaver at a medical conference. Both occurred last week during the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) Global Forum ’15 in Las Vegas.
A podium presentation entitled, Comparison Of Fluoro-guided vs. Robotic-guided Single-position Lateral Interbody Fusion and Posterior Fixation—A Preliminary Report, reported fluoroscopy time per screw was reduced by approximately one-third when Mazor Robotics technology was used. Neurosurgeon J. Alex Thomas, MD also reported zero revisions in those cases compared to three revisions in the fluoro-guided group.
In addition to the clinical data presented, SMISS Co-Chairman Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD, also led a Cadaver Workshop to demonstrate that PROlif is the only true single position solution for circumferential spinal fusion by using the Renaissance system to place pedicle screws in the lateral decubitus position.
“The Renaissance Guidance System easily integrates into my existing operating workflow and when using PROlif, it saves 45-60 minutes of anesthesia- and surgical time per case,” said Dr. Poelstra. “This improved efficiency means for us a clinically significant reduction in complication risk, in addition to the economic benefits for our institution. It typically amounts to enough time savings over two cases that I can perform an additional surgery that same day without ever compromising patient outcomes.”
“The interest we have seen in our PROlif Lateral solution illustrates that it is quickly gaining momentum and its value is being seen by many in the industry,” said Ori Hadomi, Chief Executive Officer of Mazor Robotics. “Mazor’s mission to heal through innovation is being realized when we introduce new solutions that improve both the patient and surgeon experience, as Dr. Poelstra has stated.”
PROlif™ Lateral is a solution to enable the guided placement of pedicle screws while the patient is in lateral decubitus position to reduce OR time by eliminating the need to flip the patient into prone position after an extreme lateral procedure.
Mazor Robotics (TASE:MZOR; NASDAQGM:MZOR) believes in healing through innovation by developing and introducing revolutionary robotic-based technology and products aimed at redefining the gold standard of quality care. Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System enables surgeons to conduct spine and brain procedures in a more accurate and secure manner. For more information, please visit www.MazorRobotics.com.
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